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Mrs. Marie Petrillo
My name is Marie Petrillo and I am a primary teacher at the ELP program at Laremont. I work along side this year with my awesome paraprofessional Patty Young and a great group of therapist. Currently we using an adaptive version of the Unique Curriculum that has a new topic/unit monthly. We teach the curriculum through FUN, literature, props, songs, sensory materials, pictures and gross motor activities. We follow a routine schedule, always starting the day with a fun calendar morning group. We use a total communication model that includes; verbal, communciaton pictures, signs, gestures and various technology throughout their school day. We us a variety of technology including IPADs, Smart board activities and mulitiple and single switches. Our number one priority is keeping their attention and allowing them ways to express themselves. I truly love my job and feel very lucky to teach these wonderful children.